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William Michael Cavanaugh

William Michael Cavanaugh

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About Me

Exerienced West Palm Beach Immigration Attorney representing foriegn nationals before the U.S. Immigration Courts, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, The Board of Immigration Appeals, The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, AAO and the Department of Labor. The Law Office of William M. Cavanaugh provides aggressive, results driven representation with an emphasis on providing excellent client service, and practicing with honesty, integrity and professionalism. We place a heavy emphasis on continuing legal education and involvment in the local community and various legal organizations. It is our mission to not simply meet our client's expectations, but to exceed them. Our firm deals solely with all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality law, and our practice is focused solely on providing excellent representation to foreign nationals and companies who employ them. Our experienced attorneys, paralegals and office staff draw on years of experience handling some of the most complex Immigration cases.  


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Immigration: 100%
    9 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Jose A Guerrero

    Mr. Cavanaugh is one of the best immigration lawyers in West Palm Beach. I highly recommend him.


    Jose Guerrero Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


    Sean Cleary Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of William M. Cavanaugh

3001 Broadway
West Palm Beach, FL, 33407



FLMember in Good Standing200505/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono AwardLegal Aid Society of Palm Beach2015
Man of the Year CandidateLeukemia and Lymphoma Society2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/Managing Attorney at LawLaw Office of William M. Cavanaugh, P.A.2011 - Present
AttorneyThe Law Office of Wayne M. Levine, P.A.2006 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Craig S. Barnard American Inn of CourtMember2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (South Florida Chapter)USCIS West Palm Beach Field Office AILA liaison committee member2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
United States District Court Southern District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Appeal- Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR)Remanded (ultimately battered spouse Cancellation of Removal granted)
Appeal- Motion to ReopenAppeal sustained- deportation order reopened
I-751 Hardship Waiver in removal proceedingsGranted. DHS appeal dismissed.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2004
Florida State UniversityMarketingBS - Bachelor of Science1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
St. Lucie County Realtor's meetingInvestor Visas2011
El Sol- JupiterImmigration question and answer2011